I've been having fun making pillows this past week. Here are just a couple of the one's I've made using recycled fabrics, trim, and vintage lace found at Scott's. I love their pretty colors which make me long for spring.
The rose fabric was a sundress and the green check was a shirt I purchased at Goodwill. The lace was really a vintage linen that I cut up and used the edges to make the lace. I covered the buttons with flowers from the floral fabric to dress the pillow even more.
The back of this pillow is a solid piece of the rose fabric that is beautiful and delicate.
The other pillow is very similar, just made with different fabrics and a different color scheme. The floral fabric on this turquoise themed pillow I got from an Ann Taylor Loft skirt. I love this fabric and would love to do a whole room around it if it was available. Wouldn't it make a great jumping off point for a bedroom for a child? Such a cheerful and happy fabric.
Again I used the same green check and vintage lace, but this time I also used the little pleated ruffle and rick rack that was on the bottom of the skirt.
I so enjoy making pillows. There are endless possibilities of colors, fabrics, and trims. Plus they are a project that you can complete in a relatively short amount of time, making you feel like you're accomplishing something rewarding.
Spent the morning at Scott's Antique Market this morning with my daughter and brought home some lovely finds. Most of them I will show in future posts, but here are a couple. This vintage vase called my name. Not sure why because I'm not usually drawn to this type of thing, but maybe it is because it is green and that is something lacking in our wintry scenery these days.
Something about it's lovely shape and curves just drew me in. I think it
just said "spring" to me.
Next up is a piece of a light fixture that I actually found at Columbus Architectual Salvage, which was just down the street from Scott's. I love the creative way they invented a new use for it. The fixture could sit in just about any jar and would hold several sizes of candles. I'm anxious to try it with my aqua Ball jars, so I'm sure you'll be seeing it again.
And lastly, this silk head of lettuce is from Hobby Lobby, not Scott's either. I saw it yesterday and it was only 30% off, but it was the only one they had left in their spring collection, so I didn't wait for a better sale, afraid that it would be gone.
I love the curly leaves, the beautiful wording all over it, and the way the light shines through the leaves.
Don't they make a lovely trio?
The combination of the beautiful and varied textures
make my heart sing.
I can hardly wait until spring so I can use it on my table.
There's a fine snow that has been falling all day. Didn't
seem like much at first, but it's showing no signs of stopping and it's beginning to add up.
We've had very little snow this year, so there is no reason to complain about it, especially since I don't have to go out today. I could really love snow if I never had to shovel or drive in it.
I just put these blue bottles on my window sill last week and I love how they look with the light shining through them.
This one I found a few weeks ago at Goodwill for only $1.
This sweet little one was a gift from my friend Mary over at Mary's Meanderings. It really is a different shade of blue from the other two, but in this picture, they look quite similar.
As pretty as my blue bottles are, the real reason I'm having a blue day, is this mess. You barely even notice the blue bottles in all this clutter.
Between trying to organize, projects, and just plain laziness, this is the state of my office right now. Believe it or not, I really have been working in here, but it seems I've not made much progress. And the couch ~ well, you can't even see the couch. It really is under that pile of stuff.
This room gives me the blues and is in desperate need of organizing and decluttering. Oh well ~ as Scarlett O'Hara would say, "Tomorrow is another day".
As I shared with you in the post Bloomsbury Loft, I had wanted to buy one of Judith's sweater wreaths, but it sold before I got it. So ~ I decided to make my own and off to Goodwill I went to find some sweaters for material. I started out making one for my bedroom, but ended up making my first one for my newly painted pale pink bathroom. Here is my first attempt.
So much fun and so much trial and error. I kept looking online for ideas on how to make different kinds of flowers.
I picked the colors for this wreath based on the colors in my shower curtain. I have found that fabric swatches are good guides for picking and coordinating colors.
The fun part is you can incorporate your own or your child's old sweaters and keep a favorite sweater around long past its wearable or trendy days. The white and green on this wreath are from old sweaters of mine ~ one shrunk and one too stretched out to wear anymore.
My next goal is to make a few to sell on Etsy ~ after I finish making one for my bedroom of course.
I'm a mother of one "out-of-college" daughter, inheritor of one cat,a dog and four chickens, full time medical secretary, gardener, painter of furniture, fixer-upper and handy woman around my house, passionate about decorating, lover of flea markets and yard sales, restorer of old things, but most importantly, a daughter of God. Blogging is a way to journal and share my life, passions, and journey with anyone interested enough to follow along.